Natural Framing

Natural Framing

By |2013-02-20T09:55:24+00:00Feb 20th, 2013|

I’m harking wayyyyyy back to 2004 with this image. That’s when I first visited Paris and was starting to really find my footing with architectural photography. I wanted to go back to those older images to see whether I can use the techniques that I have learned over the years to make something out of these images… you know, blow the dust off of ’em.

I do distinctly remember taking this image because I loved how this tree, almost by design, molded itself around the Eiffel Tower. It was a real treat to see that and then nab the shot. I find myself looking for similar occurrences when I’m photographing in urban environments because I find the juxtaposition to be killer when it’s properly captured.

In terms of processing
I went very bright and cheery here by applying a custom split tone in +onOne Software Perfect Effects 4. I also applied the Rice Paper Light texture to give the image some body.

Final touches were applied in Lightroom 4.3.

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  1. Steve Boyko February 20, 2013 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Love this view and the texture, Brian!

  2. William Z. February 20, 2013 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Great balance and textural interest.

  3. farah godoy February 20, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Es muy hermoso.

  4. anna szkornik February 20, 2013 at 11:05 am - Reply

    jeszcze raz być w Paryżu jest cudownie

  5. Deana Lamb February 20, 2013 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Thank you Brian!

  6. Pinklesh Shreevas February 20, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Hi Deana

  7. Ot Ratsaphong February 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Wow, beautiful. Very retro!!!

  8. Janeth Gonzalez February 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Brian Matiash,,,,,,,,Beautyfull thank's for share.

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